Backpack Journalist still relevant in the 21st century?

Backpack journalism is different than what most people typically see. It is specifically when the journalist spends more time with their subject, and is less rehearsed. The question posed is do we feel it is still relevant in the 21st century. I definitely think it is still relevant, and rightfully should be. Now, I may be biased because I personally prefer this type of journalism but with modern technologies and societies needs to know, it should thrive. Consumers of the medium can receive real time updates, before the final piece is even published. They will be follow along to the story more closely, which is the intended point of backpack journalism, if they use social media sites like Twitter and Instagram. They can also quickly upload videos onto YouTube or other social media platforms to gain attention. Technology has made it easier to record things as well, it is really a great time to be a backpack journalist.


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